French shepherd knitting on stilts

French shepherd knitting on stilts
2011 - as a proud novice knitting mother of 3 pairs of gloves, I wonder again about this drawing I'd glimpsed in a knitting book a few years ago. Why knit on stilts? Why a man knitting? The answers to these questions and others are my quest and form the focus of my blog.....

Monday, October 10, 2011

Edward Llwyd of Bala, Wales, 1875, believed to be one of the last local stocking-knitters

The last Welsh stocking-knitter 1875

Rutt, R. 1987, A History of Hand Knitting, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London

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